News: Social Work and Public Policy

According to Latest Poverty Tracker Data, New York City Fails to Meet Needs of Poorest Residents

The Columbia Population Research Center, in partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, has released its Fall 2014 Poverty Tracker, the second in a series of reports on the state of poverty in New York City.

December 19, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

Fickle Fortunes: Why Do So Many Americans Cycle In and Out of Poverty?

Three of our professors have embarked on an ambitious study of an elusive widespread social condition: urban poverty. Columbia Magazine has the story.

August 8, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

Jane Waldfogel to Serve as President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

We congratulate Dr. Jane Waldfogel, Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems, on the occasion of her becoming president-elect of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

November 20, 2013 @ 12:45 am

Two Years after Medicaid Expansion, Oregon Experiment Shows No Measurable Gains in Physical Health But Substantial Improvements in Finances, Mental Health

Despite the imminent expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, the effects of expanding coverage are unclear. The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment presented a rare opportunity for a group of researchers, including Assistant Professor Heidi Allen, to study potential benefits. Some exciting new findings have just been released.

May 1, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

In IAVA Video, CUSSW Student Touts Education Benefits for Returning Vets

CUSSW student Chris Villatoro appears in a video made by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), telling his personal story of transitioning to civilian life.

January 2, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

NASW-NYC Honors Five CUSSW Alumni as Social Work Leaders

Paul Levine (MS’68) was one of five awardees at the annual dinner held by the National Association of Social Workers, New York Chapter, on December 6. Read more about his achievements, along with those of the other five CUSSW alumni who were honored…

December 7, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

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